Secret Honor
Secret Honor (1984)

'Secret Honor' is a filmed version of Donald Freed and Arnold Stone's one-man play wherein the disgraced Richard M. Nixon ruminates over his failed career and suggests that he was really nothing more than the puppet of a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 1, 1984
DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Rarely have I seen ninety more compelling minutes on the screen.

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David N. Butterworth

Altman's take on a fascinating one-man show, with Philip Baker Hall staggeringly good as the disgraced Richard Milhous Nixon.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

We begin to understand [Nixon] -- or at least this representation of him -- in a human way that press coverage or television speeches could never capture.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

One of the funniest, most unsettling, most imaginative and most surprisingly affecting movies of its very odd kind I've ever seen.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The pic delivers a fascinating story in a fascinating way.

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D.K. Holm
Movie Poop Shoot

Nixon is a fascinating figure of Shakespearean proportions.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The dramatic material, overheated to begin with, is hyped up by hysterical acting and further exaggerated by a busy mise-en-scene based on meaningless camera movements and space-destroying zooms.

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Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

Does anyone have a clue what Altman was driving at with this intense glob of lunacy?

Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

[Hall's] performance transcends the political baggage of the film itself.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Graham Jones
Altman returns to top form and delivers an amazing, tense and thrilling one man show. Phillip Baker Hall in his greatest role and Altman's camera does the… More
Alec Barniskis
The screenplay is undeniably compelling and Philip Baker Hall's performance is wonderfully manic.
Steven Carrier
Robert Altman was a scientist. He was constantly exploring new ways to tell cinematic stories and "Secret Honor" was one of his most daring… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic][color=indigo]"Secret Honor" is a one-man film directed by Robert Altman featuring Philip Baker Hall as a post-disgrace Richard… More